Proving that celebrations are not exclusively for the Christmas season, St. Joseph’s kicked off 2019 with an assembly celebrating the inspiring work of the Thanet Churches Open Christmas Project.
Neil and Heather from St. Paul’s Church Cliftonville gave a talk to our pupils about the project which has been running in Thanet since 1997 and which provides Christmas dinners, festive cheer and company to those who might otherwise find it difficult to celebrate over the three days of Christmas itself.
The retiring collections at the St. Joseph’s Nativity and Carol Service celebrations held in December raised £358 which was presented to Neil and Heather to put to good use with the project which is already making plans for Christmas 2019. They explained to the pupils the nature of the project, future plans and how the money would be spent. It was perhaps the first time that some of our pupils had put their minds to those within their immediate local community whose lives are affected by loneliness and a level of need brought sharply into focus over the Christmas season.
The talk was an inspiring and positive way to start the New Year with the School making a New Year’s collective resolution to start termly food bank collections.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road